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Mr. Robot

Mr. Robot

Photo Credit:  Peter Kramer / USA Network
  • Premiered: 
    June 24, 2015
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  • Network: USA
  • Category: Series
  • Genre: Drama
  • Type: Live Action
  • Concept: 
    Created by Sam Esmail 
  • Subject Matter: Thriller
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Plot Synopsis

This techno thriller follows Elliot Alderson, a young programmer who works as a cyber-security engineer by day and a vigilante hacker by night. When Mr. Robot, the mysterious leader of the underground hacker group fsociety, recruits him to destroy the firm he is paid to protect, he must make the decision of a lifetime. Compelled by his personal beliefs, Elliot struggles to resist the chance to take down the multinational CEOs he believes are running (and ruining) the world. As a senior network technician for cyber security firm Allsafe, Elliot protects corporate clients -- including the ubiquitous Evil Corp -- from security breaches and data theft. Originally from Washington Township, New Jersey, Elliot now lives alone on the Lower East Side. He suffers from crippling anxiety, which stems from memories of his difficult childhood. After being arrested for financial hacking, he has been attending court-ordered therapy for almost a year. Elliot, however, prefers self-medication by morphine, an addiction he mediates with suboxone. He obtains both from his next door neighbor, Shayla. His life changes when he's recruited by Mr. Robot, a mysterious figure with a murky history who has huge plans for the future. He recruits the members of fsociety to come together at the abandoned arcade -- and is relentless in his leadership of the team. Fundamental to fsociety's master plan, Darlene is the group's malware coder. Though biting and jaded, she becomes Elliot's confidante. He relies on her resilience and creativity for quick problem solving and fast hacks. As an Allsafe account executive, Angela has over five years of marketing innovation experience, but she lacks technological skills, relying on Elliot, her childhood friend and colleague, for assistance in critical situations -- in both business and her personal life. Angela's mother died when she was young, from cancer which developed after her exposure to toxic chemicals at a factory owned by Evil Corp, where Wellick was recently appointed Interim Chief Technology Officer after the Terry Colby hacking scandal. As CTO, Wellick relays the Evil Corp's technology strategy to investors, supervises software development processes, and identifies platforms for delivering services. A visionary, he has also laid the foundations for new security protocols and measures. His partner in social climbing and career mobility is his wife, Joanna, who goads him to more aggressive action and darker schemes. MR. ROBOT garnered more than 2.7 million views in its pre-linear launch across a wide array of digital platforms, and was named an official selection of the 2015 Tribeca Film Festival in April. In the season ender, "eps1.9zer0-daY.avi," one of Elliot's past hacks comes back to haunt him; meanwhile, Mr. Robot and Tyrell are missing. USA Network chose to delay the season finale for a week because the episode included a scene with similarities to the real-life murders that occurred on live TV in Virginia the morning of Wednesday, August 26 -- the day the finale was originally scheduled. The 10-episode second season of MR. ROBOT premiered on Wednesday, July 13, 2016 from 10-11:30pm ET/PT on USA Network. Season 2 picks up 30 days after the now infamous fsociety 5/9 hack on multi-national company Evil Corp, and explore the consequences of that attack -- as well as the illusion of control. The new season kicks off with a premiere night event that includes two back-to-back episodes -- presented with limited commercial breaks. Providing a behind-the-scenes look at the drama, the one hour, live HACKING ROBOT after show debuted at 11:30pm, immediately following the two-episode season premiere. In the premiere episodes, "Eps2.0_Unm4sk-Pt1.Tc" and "Eps2.0_Unm4sk-Pt2.Tc," Five/nine has changed the world; Elliot is in seclusion; Angela finds happiness at Evil Corp.; fsociety delivers a malicious payload. Then, in HACKING ROBOT, host Andy Greenwald interviews the series' stars, recaps the night's episode and takes questions from viewers. New recurring guest stars in Season 2 include Craig Robinson, hip hop artist Joey Bada$$, Sandrine Holt, Michael Maize, Dorothi Fox and Luke Robertson. Returning cast members include BD Wong, Gloria Reuben, Michael Drayer, Michel Gill, Ron Cephas Jones, Sunita Mani, Azhar Khan and Ben Rappaport.
On Wednesday, September 21, 2016 at 10pm ET/PT, USA Network premiered the Season 2 finale of MR. ROBOT. In the season ender, "eps2.9_pyth0n-pt2.p7z," Angela makes an acquaintance; Darlene realizes she is in too deep; an old friend reveals everything to Elliot.

One month earlier -- on Tuesday, August 16, 2016 -- USA Network announced a third-season pickup of the MR. ROBOT, with season 3 slated for 2017. "We couldn't be more proud of MR. ROBOT, a series that has pushed boundaries, captured the cultural zeitgeist, and been honored as one of the best dramas on television," said Chris McCumber, President, Entertainment Networks for NBCUniversal Cable Entertainment. "Midway through its second season, MR. ROBOT continues to break new ground and open up new opportunities for the network. We can't wait to see where Sam Esmail and the entire brilliant ROBOT team take us next." "Being the home studio for this wonderful, completely original show is an exhilarating experience. Sam and company just keep taking it to another level," said Jeff Wachtel, Chief Content Officer, NBCUniversal Cable Entertainment and President, Universal Cable Productions. "We can't wait to get going on Season soon as we finish Season 2!"


Production & Distribution

  • Produced by Universal Cable Productions

Births, Deaths & Weddings

  • July 29, 2015: Shayla dies
  • August 5, 2015: Sharon Knowles dies
  • July 13, 2016: Gideon Goddard dies
  • July 20, 2016: Romero dies
  • August 24, 2016: Susan Jacobs dies